House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced on Friday his support for the anti-affirmative action initiative in California. Gingrich asserted, in a letter to Republican donors soliciting funds for the initiative, that the country must resolve the debate on affirmative action in favor of "individual rights over group rights." The initiative would place a state constitutional ban on gender and race preferences, which essentially eliminates any affirmative action programs for women and minorities.
Media Resources: Source: The Washington Post - October 28, 1995, A2
12/22/2014 President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014's Last Press Conference - In case you missed it, President Obama on Friday held his last press conference of 2014 - and when it was time for questions, he only called on women.
The press corps has long been dominated by men, and Helen Thomas became the first female reporter to cover the White House in 1960.
It was not the first time President Obama took questions from only women. . . .